Privacy Policy

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When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where your data is sent

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Google Analytics and Google Signals

What is Google Analytics?

Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google Analytics uses cookies, which are small text files placed on your computer, to collect information about how you interact with our website. This information includes the pages you visit, the time you spend on each page, and the links you click.

What is Google Signals?

Google Signals is a feature of Google Analytics that allows us to collect and use data from your Google account to improve’s analytics. Google Signals uses information from your Google account, such as your age, gender, and interests, to improve’s analytics reports. This, in turn, allows us to better understand who our users are and to ensure that we create a user experience that is right for them.

How does Google use the data it collects?

Google uses the data it collects from to improve our site’s performance and to provide you with a better user experience. For example, we use Google Analytics data to track the number of visitors to our website, the pages they visit, and the time they spend on each page. This information helps us to understand how midlifeonearth is performing and to make changes to improve it.

Google also uses the data it collects from to personalize your advertising experience. For example, if you visit and then visit a Google-owned website, you may see ads for our website on the Google-owned website. This is because Google uses the data it collects from to create a profile of your interests and to show you ads that are relevant to your interests.

How can I opt out of Google Analytics and Google Signals data collection?

You can opt out of Google Analytics and Google Signals data collection by visiting the Google Analytics opt-out page and the Google Signals opt-out page.